Congratulations! You have decided to visit Guadeloupe islands!
It’s time to start planning your travel. It will not be the easiest part of the adventure. You may be overwhelmed with the huge amount of information available on the Internet. Or on the contrary, especially if you speak english, you may have some difficulties to find quality information in english to organize your trip.
This post will answer the more frequent questions you will face while planning your travel to Guadeloupe islands and at the end you will able to:
When is the best period to travel in Guadeloupe islands? How long to stay?
These questions seem obvious but it’s the crucial questions you need to answer. They will define your budget, your type of accommodation and your itinerary.
To answer this question, you should take in account 2 things.
The first one will be the season. We have two major seasons:
It’s a perfect season to travel in Guadeloupe. Firstly, the climate is supposed to be sunnier, warmer and without hurricanes. Moreover, during this period you will leave the winter season in Europe, USA, Canada to enjoy a temperature of 28°C at least. This season is also the high tourist season so all the restaurants, hotels, bars, activities will be open. However, this season is also the most expensive and the most crowded one. You will probably join more people on the beach, in the hotels, in the restaurants.
The weather is a little bit more unstable. That means that you can face more rainy, cloudy days. But, keep in mind that Guadeloupe is a tropical island and you will always enjoy warm weather and sunny days. Besides, during this period, you will benefit from low prices. The flight ticket, the accommodation and the activities will be more affordable. To finish, the islands will host less visitors, that means the opportunity to enjoy the beaches, the rivers, the waterfalls alone.
I think may and june mix the benefits of the two seasons: great weather and more affordable prices.
You should also consider the events, festivals taking place during your holidays period.
My travel philosophy is to feel the place, not only visit it. Therefore, I will advice you to select, if possible, your travel accordingly with events taking place in Guadeloupe. Experience these authentic sharing moments of Guadeloupe life will bring you, for sure, unforgettable memories.
At this stage, I hope you have all the information you need to chose the period of your next holidays in Guadeloupe.
My advice is to stay at least 10 days. Indeed, you should know that Guadeloupe is an archipelago of fives islands with each their own identity. You will need time to discover them. Besides, Guadeloupe islands have a diversity of landscapes, from lush rainforest to white sandy beaches. You will have a lot of spots to discover. So, a ten days travel will allow you to enjoy a great picture of Guadeloupe beauties, without being in a hurry.
Guadeloupe islands is a “multi-destination” travel experience. The diversity of our landscapes (white beaches, crystal clear water, lush forest, …), the multitude of activities (diving, surfing, canyoning, hiking) and the rich cultural heritage multiply endlessly the type of holidays you can experience there.
So, I advice to think about what would you like to experience in Guadeloupe. What will look like your “UNIQUE” holiday trip? These answers will allow you to select the best place to stay.
For instance, if:
At this stage, you have all my advices to define the best place to stay in Guadeloupe accordingly with your wishes for your trip.
Stay connected, in the part 2 of this post (next week), I will help you with the remaining steps: the booking part and the building of your itinerary.
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